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R| 1 hr. 47 min.

Plot Summary
When a mute woman suffering from amnesia (Emma Thompson) arrives at the gates of an old orphanage, private investigator Mike Church (Kenneth Branagh) is asked to find out who she is. With the help of a hypnotist (Derek Jacobi), the woman regains her voice and recalls vivid past memories of a couple from the 1940s torn apart by murder. Church begins to develop feelings for the woman, who he calls Grace, and then discovers he has a connection to the tragic couple from the 40s.

Cast: Kenneth Branagh , Emma Thompson , Andy Garcia , Derek Jacobi , Robin Williams , Wayne Knight , Hanna Schygulla , Campbell Scott

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Genres: Mystery

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Dead Again (1991)

Release Date: August 19th, 1991|1 hr. 47 min.

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  • A two-hour search for a pulse... A miscalculation from a prodigious talent who has forgotten that you squeeze the life out of romance when you don't give it space to breathe. show more

  • Deliciously witty and entertaining… A first-rate thriller, one that's likely to generate as much word-of-mouth as “Alien,'' “Carrie'' and “Psycho'' did in their time. [23 Aug 1991, Daily Notebook, p.F1] show more

  • It's fun to see somebody revive the amnesia genre - how long has it been? - but the conceit quickly grows irksome. Only Thompson, who manages to be appealing in both of her roles, will likely reap much from this DOA folly. [23 Aug 1991, Life, p.4D] show more

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